Kurt Sutter Teases Charlie Hunnam Appearance on ‘The Bastard Executioner’
Kurt Sutter will soon return to FX without missing a beat from Sons of Anarchy’s final ride, this time around heading to medieval Wales for The Bastard Executioner. Already the series had a bit of Teller carryover in Katey Sagal, but how likely are Charlie Hunnam or other SAMCRO greats to put in appearances on The Bastard Executioner?
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Sutter acknowledged that the overseas production made importing American actors from Sons of Anarchy a bit more difficult, though already significant conversations have taken place with Sons lead Charlie Hunnam, as well Jax’s lieutenant Chibs (Tommy Flanagan). So, how early into The Bastard Executioner might we expect some familiar faces?
Charlie really wants to come and do, like, a little arc but, he’s sort of booked solid for the next three years, so I don’t know if that’ll happen. But we still have Timothy V. Murphy and I’m sure we’ll get some of our Irish dudes that we cast at some point on Sons. It’s hard to schlep over American actors. It’s been primarily British actors, other than all the people that are related to me that are in the show.
That said, Sutter also revealed that not only had he entertained the notion of a role for Shield alum and Sons guest star Walton Goggins, but perhaps even a distant ancestor of the Hateful Eight star’s transgendered Sons role, Venus Van Dam:
It’s so funny. I was actually thinking, ‘I wonder if we could have a medieval Venus Van Dam?’ What did transgender look like in the 1300s?
The Bastard Executioner follows “a warrior knight in King Edward III’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.” Lee Jones will play the title role, with will True Blood star Stephen Moyer acting as his right hand man Milus, Katey Sagal appearing as “Annora of the Alders,” and even native Welshman and The Americans lead Matthew Rhys lands in a guest role.
The full Bastard Executioner cast list also offers an expansive preview of the new series, but in the meantime, you can check out the teaser trailers below, and stay tuned for the FX premiere on September 15.